Engelmeier & Umanah, P.A. is pleased to announce that Sheila was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), as one of only two women among its Minnesota members. Sheila has served as an ADR neutral relating to a wide range of disputes, from estate planning and malpractice to non-compete disputes and business breakups. However, she focuses on employment and shareholder matters in mediation. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Engelmeier & Umanah. In her representation of clients, she focuses her practice on the full panoply of employment matters, including executive compensation, shareholder issues and the challenges facing the early childhood education industry. Sheila is an MSBA Employment Law Specialist, an experienced litigator and has tried many high profile cases. Sheila is also a highly skilled mediator having mediated more than 300 civil disputes in the past five years and was named "Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 by Best Lawyers, one of Minnesota Monthly’s Best Lawyers in 2020, a “Top 50 Woman Super Lawyer,” a “Top 40 Employment Super Lawyer,” and a “Top 100 Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics, and was selected by the Business Journal as a “Woman to Watch” in the Twin Cities’ business community.
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.
“We’re delighted to recognize Sheila Engelmeier Esq.’s induction to the Academy’s Minnesota Chapter in recognition of Excellence in her mediation practice,” commented Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN.